Less than 90 days until Munich and Vienna! Got my airline tickets, train tickets and opera tickets. Now, packing questions.
I have been traveling to Europe and cross-country w/ just a roller bag and messenger back, both of which I carry on. However, reading some of the forum chats, I am thinking I would like to try to pack even lighter. However, I don't think a back pack is for me. Does anyone ever use the suitcase 'function' on the RS convertible bag, i.e. carrying it by the handle? Being used to wheels, will it seem ridiculously heavy? I do like the idea of doing away with the frame on the roller bags, which takes up so much room.
More importantly, I'm trying to figure out how to pack light, yet I still need nice evening clothes for the opera for 4 nights. I could wear the same dark suit or pair a black jacket & black pants. A white collared cotton shirt (maybe one of those no-iron kind, although ironically they tend to be of heavier material; kind of gross in the summer; maybe 2 light cotton shirts would take up less room). Worse case, I could splurge for the hotel to press if it's really wrinkled. So evenings in Munich will be kind of a 'uniform.' During the day, will wear the same pair of nice looking walking shoes as with my suit, or maybe some Top-Sider shoes. A pair of shorts if I go to the park. (Actually, just writing this post is helping me brainstorm!) A couple pairs of dark chinos (jeans are heavy) and some polo shirts and I may be set?
I have never worn a money belt; usually just keep my passport and one of my cc's discretely in the room; carry my drivers license, other ATM credit card and some cash around with me. Do you all really wear that thing all day, every day? I guess the kind that loops around your belt and tucks into your pants I could bear if forced to!
Would welcome your feedback.